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Subject: Markham-Jefferson and Wayne cos, Ill Part 1
Date: Sat, 8 Apr 2000 07:47:29 EDT

A report from the Markham/Marcum database of Pamela Hutchison Garrett
1401 E Hefner Rd Oklahoma City, Ok 73131 Apr 2000
Note that this report contains speculative information. Please follow
through with your personal research. Comments, questions, corrections are

Markham/Marcum (etc) in Jefferson and Wayne counties in Illinois Part 1

Descendants of Collector "IlJeffWayn" Markham
Generation No. 1
2. i. BIRD MARKHAM, b. Abt. 1818, Tennessee.
3. ii. WILLIAM MARKHAM, b. Abt. 1820, Tennessee; d. of Jefferson co,
4. iii. PLEASANT MARKHAM, b. Abt. 1839, Tennessee.
5. iv. JAMES MARKHAM, b. Abt. 1836, Kentucky.
6. v. THOMAS MARKHAM, b. Abt. 1845, Kentucky.
7. vi. SAMUEL MARKHAM, b. Abt. 1847, Kentucky.

Generation No. 2
2. BIRD9 MARKHAM was born Abt. 1818 in Tennessee. He married SARAH JANE
BOND November 29, 1843 in Jefferson co, Illinois.

The identity of Bird Markham is finally coming clear. It appears he is the
son of Elisha Markham and Sally Keen who married in Franklin co, Va and
removed to Sumner co, Tennessee. Some members of this family may have lived
for a time in Allen co, Kentucky.

1835 Allen co, Ky Day Book Scottsville, April Term 1835
Ordered by court that Solomon Forshee be appt surveyor of .. public road
leading from Scottsville to Tennessee, beginning at Sampson Tramells, then to
state line. Keep road in repair 15 feet wide according to law. Assistants
include: Armstead, Pleasant and Bird Marcrum. Also-Howell, Boheler, Napier,
Cole, Hooten, Johnson, Henderson.

Marriages of Jefferson co, Illinois
Bird Marcrum m. Sarah J Bond 29 Nov 1843
Bird Marcum m. Lucy H Donoho 2 Oct 1872

1850 Jefferson co, Illinois
Bird Malcolm 31 bc. 1819 Tn 568/568
Sarah J 26 bc.1825 Tn
Mary E 6 Il; Elisha A 2 IL

Sarah Jane Bond is probably the sister of William Riley Bond, near neighbor
to Bird and Sarah Jane Markham. A note says that William Riley Bond bc.1827
Smith co, Tn is the son of Allen Bond and Elizabeth Donoho of Jefferson so,

1860 Census of Jefferson co, Illinois
Bird Marcum 40 bc. 1820 Tn pg 92 Hickory Hill
Sarah J 35 Ill
Mary E 14; Martha A 10; Sarah R 8; William T 5; Colman B 3
William Marcum bc. 1820 Tn is living nearby

1870 Jefferson co, Illinois pg 104 31/33
Bird Markham 55 bc.1815 Tn
Sarah J 46 Tn
Mary E 24 Il; Martha 20 Il; Sarah K 17 IL; William T 15 IL; Goldman B 13
IL; Marcus A 8 IL
Ann E J 4 IL; John H 10/12 IL (July)
living nearby is Pleasant Marcum bc.1838 Il

1880 Census of Jefferson co Ill 27-48-36-7
Bird Marcum 50 Va
Marcus A 18 bc. 1862; John H 20 bc. 1860; James 15 bc. 1865;
Joseph 13 bc. 1867
living nearby is Samuel Marcrum bc.1847 Ky (perhaps a cousin)

Illinois Land Records
Bird Marcum 4 Apr 1853; 22 May 1854; 3 Apr 1855
William Marcum 10 May 1853; 11 Jul 1854; 3 Apr 1855; 19 May 1855

researcher Marilyn Hancock
Bird Marcum bc.1820 d. 14 Jan 1886 Jefferson co, Ill. Possibly from
Scott or Summtar co, Tn
Married Sarah Jane Bond,
John Henry Markham, death certificate, shows parents Bird Marcum and Sarah
William T Markham, death certificate, shows parents WM Marcum and Sarah Bond

Marilyn Hancock Jan 99
Kay Markham 3-00

Children of BIRD MARKHAM and SARAH BOND are:
i. MARY E10 MARKHAM, b. Abt. 1844, Jefferson co, Illinois; m. JEHU S
PRICE, March 04, 1871, Jefferson co, Illinois.
ii. ELISHA K MARKHAM, b. Abt. 1848, Jefferson co, Illinois.
iii. MARTHA A MARKHAM, b. Abt. 1850, Jefferson co, Illinois.
iv. SARAH K MARKHAM, b. Abt. 1852, Jefferson co, Illinois; m. GEORGE W
BLUNK, July 08, 1879, Jefferson co, Illinois.
v. WILLIAM T MARKHAM, b. Abt. 1855, Jefferson co, Ill; m. MARY E
CASPER, Jefferson co, Illinois.
vi. GOLDMAN B MARKHAM, b. Abt. 1857, Jefferson co, Illinois; m. MARY O
BRIAN, July 27, 1886, Jefferson co, Illinois.
vii. MARCUS A MARKHAM, b. Abt. 1862, Jefferson co, Illinois.
viii. ANN E J MARKHAM, b. Abt. 1866, Jefferson co, Illinois.
ix. JOHN HENRY MARKHAM, b. July 1869, Jefferson co, Illinois; m. EDITH M
DUR, October 02, 1892, Jefferson co, Illinois.
x. JAMES MARKHAM, b. Abt. 1865, Jefferson co, Illinois.
xi. JOSEPH MARKHAM, b. Abt. 1867, Jefferson co, Illinois.

3. WILLIAM9 MARKHAM was born Abt. 1820 in Tennessee, and died in of
Jefferson co, Illinois. He married NANCY.
1860 Census of Jefferson co, Illinois
William Marcum 40 bc. 1820 Tn pg 87 Hickory Hill
Nancy 35 bc. 1825 Tn
James 15; William 13; Sarah 8; Orlenia F 3; Elizabeth 3/12 all born
living near Bird Marcum

I do not find William Marcum after 1860, but his sons(?) James and William
may appear in adjoining Wayne co, Illinois. Are these the sons of William
1880 Wayne co, Illinois
James Markham 36 bc. 1844 Ill 56-137-26-29
wife Flora (Chloe?) children-Ida, Mattie, Thomas, Minnie, Charley

William Markham 30 bc.1850 Ill 56-137-30-18
wife-Eveline 29 ch- Elisha, Lenora, Fred

Cemetery Records of Wayne co, Illinois Bland 1973
Nancy (Marcum) d. 17 Dec 1883 age 59 (bc.1824)
Mary Ann Holliday 22 Aug 1827 go 5 Apr 1912

James Markham 1845 to 1927
Chloe Markham 1847 to 1937

Thomas H Markham 1871 to 1948
Deema Markham 1872 to 1964

Elmer J (son of J and CM) died 12 Apr 1880 age 1
Goldie (dau of TH and ML) died 29 Dec 1899 age 3
Virgil J (son of TH and ML) died 5 Nov 1902 age 7 months

Something to think about--
Is William Marcum a brother of Bird Marcum and a son of Elisha Marcum and
Sally Keen? Does he have a connection to the Marcum men in Allen co, Ky?

Children of WILLIAM MARKHAM and NANCY are:
8. i. JAMES10 MARKHAM, b. 1845, Illinois; d. 1927, of Wayne co,
9. ii. WILLIAM MARKHAM, b. Abt. 1847, Illinois.
iii. SARAH MARKHAM, b. Abt. 1852, Illinois.
iv. ORLENIA F MARKHAM, b. Abt. 1857, Illinois.
v. ELIZABETH MARKHAM, b. Abt. 1860, Illinois.

4. PLEASANT9 MARKHAM was born Abt. 1839 in Tennessee. He married
CLARISSA CLAY September 10, 1856 in Jefferson co, Illinois.
Marriages of Jefferson co, Illinois
Pleasant Marcum m. Clarissa Clay 10 Sep 1856

Is Pleasant Marcum bc.1838 living with his (?)grandmother, Sarah Marcum, in
the 1840 census of Wayne co, Illinois? Who are his parents? Where is he in
the 1850 census of Illinois? Is he a nephew to Bird Marcum?

1860 Census of Wayne co, Illinois pg 265
Pleasant Marcum 21 bc. 1839 Ill farmer
Clarissa 25 Tn
Mary Clay 15 Tn
Virginia Clay 11 Tn
Joseph Clay 9 Ill
Samuel Marcum 4 Ill
Melitia Marcum 7/12 Ill
neighbors--Blanton Keen, Gross Bozarth
on the same page--John Keen Sr bc.1816 Tn wife ElendarC 32 Ky and 9

1870 Jefferson co, Ill pg 105
Pleasant Markham 32 bc. 1838 Ill
Clarrissa N 42 Tn
Samuel 12 Il bc. 1858
Nancy M 10 Il bc.1860
Mahilda J 8 Il bc. 1862
Charles F 6 Il bc. 1864
James S 1 Il bc. 1869
Mary V Clay 23 Tn
Martha E [?Clay] 18 Il
Josie (?Clay} 15 Il
Charles T [?Clay] 3/12 Il
*Sarah Markham 65 bc.1805 Il
*This is probably Sarah Markham "Jr" who appears in the 1840
Census of Wayne co, Ill with
Sarah Markham "Sr". Is she a sister to Bird and William

1880 Marion co, Illinois 40-123(?)-15-25
Pleasant Markham 51 bc. 1829 Tn
Elvira 26
Samuel 23 bc.1857
Charles 16 bc. 1864
James W 12 bc. 1868
John H 7 bc. 1873
Jennie M 3/12 bc. 1880

Illinois Marriages Marion co
Pleasant Marcum m. Mrs Melvina Hick 22 Mar 1880

Pleasant Markham (Marcum) Illinois 1860
Posted by: Katie Heaton 4-99
Looking for info on Pleasant Markham bc.1838 Ill. Married Clarissa N Clay
in 1856 in Jefferson co, Il. Listed in the 1860 Census of Wayne co Ill;
1865 Special Census of Wayne co, Ill; 1870 Census of Jefferson co, Ill. Had
following children: Samuel b.1858; Nancy Melitia 1860; Mahilda Jane 1862;
Charles F 1864; James S 1869. Katie

Something to think about:
The Pleasant Marcum in Jefferson co, Illinois was born about 1839.
Obviously he is not this man named in 1835 Allen co, Kentucky. Was this
Pleasant Marcum in Allen co, Ky a father or uncle to the Pleasant Marcum in
Wayne and Jeffeson co, Illinois?
1835 Allen co, Ky Day Book Scottsville, April Term 1835
Ordered by court that Solomon Forshee be appt surveyor of .. public road
leading from Scottsville to Tennessee, beginning at Sampson Tramells, then to
state line. Keep road in repair 15 feet wide according to law. Assistants
include: Armstead, Pleasant and Bird Marcrum. Also-Howell, Boheler, Napier,
Cole, Hooten, Johnson, Henderson.

i. SAMUEL10 MARKHAM, b. Abt. 1856, Illinois.
ii. MELITIA MARKHAM, b. Abt. 1859, Illinois.
iii. MAHILDA J MARKHAM, b. Abt. 1862, Illinois.
iv. CHARLES F MARKHAM, b. Abt. 1864, Illinois.
v. JAMES S MARKHAM, b. Abt. 1869, Illinois.
vi. JOHN H MARKHAM, b. Abt. 1873, Illinois.
vii. JENNIE M MARKHAM, b. Abt. 1880, Illinois.

see Part 2

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